Michigan ASCD, along with ASCD is a global community dedicated to excellence in learning, teaching, and leading. Our innovative solutions promote the success of each child.

Michigan ASCD is the state affiliate of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), an international organization of diverse educators committed to excellence in teaching and learning.

Located in Lansing, Michigan ASCD is a strong resource and advocate for quality teaching and learning in our state. The organization collaborates with the State Department of Education, the State Board of Education, the Legislature and other educational organizations to advocate for and influence the educational policy and practices that are of interest to our membership.

Michigan ASCD, along with ASCD is the worldwide leader in learning, teaching, and educational leadership.  We provide expert and innovative solutions for addressing the opportunities and challenges learners face in the 21st Century.  We engage and connect diverse communities dedicated to the success of each learner.

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Board of Directors

Heather Kortlandt
Director of Instruction, Otsego Public Schools

Jenny Heath
Principal and CEPD Director, Lenawee ISD Tech Center 

David Johnson
Instructional Consultant Social Studies 6-12 and Social Emotional Learning, Wexford Missaukee ISD

Immediate Past President
Amber Hall
Director of Innovative Programs, Grand Blanc Community Schools

Representative- Region 1
Dr. Kristen Peterson
Graveraet Elementary School Principal

Representative- Region 2
David Johnson
Wexford Missaukee ISD Social Studies Consultant

Representative – Region 3
Amy Taranko
Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Services, West Shore ESD

Representative- Region 4
Shelly DuCharme
Associate Superintendent of Instruction, Gratiot-Isabella RESD

Representative – Region 5
Allyson Walroth
Director of Curriculum, Grand Bland Community Schools

Representative – Region 6
Richard Gutierrez
Principal & Lewton Global Studies/Spanish Immersion, Lansing Public Schools

Representative – Region 7
Carrie Johnson
Asst. Supt of Instructional Services, Calhoun ISD

Representative- Region 8
Jenny Heath
Principal & CEPD Director, Lenawee ISD Tech Center

Representative- Region 9
Nick Wasmer
Supervisor of Leadership and Continuous Improvement, Oakland Schools

Representative – Region 10 
Aaron Baughman
Assistant Supt of Instructional Services, Northville Public Schools

At Large 
John Mertz
Superintendent, Olivet Community Schools

At Large
Kelley Cusmano
ELA Teacher Leader, Rochester Community Schools

At Large
Rob Kauffman
Principal, Hillside Elementary School, Farmington Public Schools

At Large
Nicole Gasper
CEO of West Michigan Aviation Academy

Executive Director
Gary Wood
Michigan ASCD

Michigan ASCD Staff

Gary Wood

Executive Director